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Darien Balloon Day Fundraiser Brings In $73K For OPUS Campership Program

Happy campers at the 2016 OPUS Campership Picnic.
Happy campers at the 2016 OPUS Campership Picnic. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. – For the fifth year, Doug Milne and Sheree Frank, the Home Team at Houlihan Lawrence, will sponsor the OPUS for Person-to- Person Campership Picnic, which will be held on July 19 at St. Luke’s Community Center.

The Campership Picnic is the culminating event of the Balloon Day fundraising initiative, which raised an unprecedented $73,000 to help fund the Campership program this year.

The attendees of the picnic will be 50 children who were among those granted campership scholarships by Person-to- Person. These children attend Roscco, a school and summer camp located in Stamford that provides kids with a well-rounded program of classes, two meals a day and extended-day programming for those families who need it most.

At the Campership Picnic, the kids will do arts and crafts, jump in bouncy houses, enjoy a magic show by Amazing Andy and eat the finest kid-approved cuisine from the Cowabunga Food Truck.

“We are just thrilled to sponsor the Campership Picnic again this year. We can’t wait to spend time with the children who benefit from Balloon Day, and to hear about the wonderful experiences they had at camp this summer,” said Frank.

OPUS for Person-to- Person is a charitable organization whose mission is to support Person-to- Person through fundraising efforts and public awareness. Its fundraisers help P2P provide goods and services to more than 25,000 individuals and families in neighboring communities who lack necessities and resources.

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